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  • Jackie Gleason appears and yells “Will you just pick it up already?!,” which was frequent gag from The Honeymooners. Here, it is directed at Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones
  • When Peter tells Lois that he and Max solved their financial woes, Lois shakes her head in disbelief while a twangy noise is heard, similar to classic cartoons such as The Flintstones.
  • The nuns search for Peter while riding in a bus, parodying a similar scene in The Warriors.
  • A scene depicts William Shatner performing a scene from Fiddler on the Roof. Unexpectedly, he shouts “Khan!!!” as a reference to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
  • Stewie references Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray when he tells Meg: “In the attic somewhere, there’s a portrait of you getting prettier.”
  • The cutaway scene where Stewie is on Star Search and he loses to comedian Sinbad is based on a real episode of Star Search where comedian/Saturday Night Live alum Dennis Miller loses to Sinbad.
  • Chris’s bar mitzvah is performed by magician Rabbi Copperfeld, a reference to David Copperfield.
  • The last few scenes of the episode parody the ending of The Graduate. At the Vegas synagogue, Lois uses a Star of David to lock the door, then she, Peter, and Chris board a bus, sitting all the way at the rear. When Lois arrives at the Vegas synagogue during Chris's Bar Mitzvah and pounds her fists on the glass, shouting "Chris!" in a reference to the climax of The Graduate, when Ben yells "Elaine!" during Elaine's wedding.

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